Fourteen girls and eight boys from South Jersey are headed to the Penn Relays to compete in their specialties!
The high school individual acceptances were announced Monday. Athletes had until midnight Saturday night to qualify. The qualifying window included only the indoor season and the first weekend of outdoors. For events not contested indoors (javelin, discus, intermediates), athletes are allowed to qualify using marks from last spring.
The full list of acceptances is here: https://pennrelaysonline.com/Registration/HSAcceptances.aspx
Acceptances for the 3,200-meter relay and distance medley will be announced next Monday.
The 125th annual Penn Relays, the oldest annual track meet in the world, is scheduled for April 25-27 at Franklin Field on the West Philadelphia campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Here’s a look at South Jersey’s 22 qualifiers:
*Kevin Antczak, Mainland Regional [PR 9:18.59 (3,200 meters)]
*Martin Riddell, Haddonfield [PR 9:18.81 (3,200 meters)]
Quentin Bundy, Pleasantville [PR 53.96]
*Nico Morales, Delsea [PR 15-6]
*Marco Morales, Delsea [PR 15-0]
Jabari Higgs, Haddon Heights [PR 22-7 3/4]
*John Purvis, Winslow Twp. [PR 166-0]
Emmanuel Lewis III, Willingboro [PR 161-5]
Katy Storti, Bishop Eustace [PR 10:57.95]
*Aliya Rae Garozzo, Paul VI [PR 1:01.41]
*Jewel Ash, Eastern [PR 1:01.71]
*Tierra Hooker, Timber Creek [PR 5-10]
*Kambi Walker, Paul VI [PR 5-7]
Lindsey Michie, Northern Burlington [PR 11-6]
***Leah Ellis, Millville [PR 19-3]
Tionna Tobias, Winslow Twp. [PR 19-11 1/2]
Claudine Smith, Atlantic City [PR 40-1 1/2]
*Cydney Thomas, Haddon Heights [PR 46-1]
Alijah Caul, Sterling [PR 41-8]
Brielle Smith, Oakcrest [PR 163-8]
*Kira Parsons, Millville [PR 120-6]
*Mya Pomatto, Egg Harbor Twp. [PR 129-7]
* – junior
** – sophomore
*** – freshman